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Perhaps it’s the nostalgia created by the recent opening of the Studio Ghibli exhibition in Roppongi, or maybe it’s simply the undying love of Ghibli fans toward the animated masterpieces; whatever the reason, Japanese Instagram users are taking to social media to share pictures of their very own culinary masterpieces, inspired by food from the movies.
As every Ghibli fan knows, Miyazaki magic somehow makes every single meal devoured in the films look unbelievably delicious. Even the simplest dishes, like the well-known egg toast eaten in the movie Laputa, never fail to make our mouths water. We can only wish we had the culinary prowess to recreate all the dishes that make an appearance in Studio Ghibli films, but until we get there, we’re more than happy to scroll through these gorgeous Instagram pictures, shared under the hashtag #ジブリ飯 (Ghibli meshi/Ghibli food). But for all the home cooks out there, this might be the perfect Instagram trend to start following!
Mouthwatering Ghibli food on Instagram!
Laputa: Castle In The Sky
Remember the toast Pazu made for Sheeta? It’s extremely simple, but looks delicious all the same. If soup’s more up your alley, here’s a homemade version of Sheeta’s meatball soup.
My Neighbor Totoro
We’ve probably all wanted Satsuki to make us her special bento. This Instagrammer made three, just like in the movie. If you don’t feel like cooking, you could always carve the words “To Mom” onto an ear of corn, as another fan did.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Kiki’s Delivery Service has some of the most mouthwatering food, including the herring and pumpkin pot pie, the personalized cake, and milk porridge.
You can also eat like Porco with the famous salmon in béchamel sauce dish, eaten by Porco himself at Gina’s restaurant.
Howl’s Moving Castle
Another easy dish to try is the bacon and eggs from Howl’s Moving Castle, cooked by Sophie and Markl in the movie.
The part where Ponyo and Sōsuke enjoy a simple bowl of ramen together is one of the most heartwarming scenes in the film. You can try making the ramen yourself with some ham, egg, and scallions.
The Wind Rises
The sweet Siberia cake Jiro bought in The Wind Rises is an old favorite in Japan. If you come across some in a store in Japan, you won’t even have to make them yourself!
The delicious, home cooked, Ghibli-inspired meals don’t stop here. Other Instagrammers have shared dishes from lesser known movies by Hayao Miyazaki, like the meat sauce spaghetti from The Castle of Cagliostro, while others have simply made original versions of food featuring Ghibli characters. You can head on over to Instagram to see even more pictures, and gather some inspiration for your own future Studio Ghibli dish!